Predicted Winners in BOLD
 Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB) H2H – Kei has played well on clay as of late so based on his history he may lose here. I, however, think he will be pretty steady in Rome.
 David Ferrer (ESP) vs. [Q] Filippo Volandri (ITA) H2H – Ferrer doesn’t lose matches like this (does he now?).
 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Benoit Paire (FRA) H2H – Stan needs to be sharp, but he should win.
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) H2H – Berdych, like Ferrer, tends to win matches like this.
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. [Q] Inigo Cervantes (ESP) H2H – Kohlschreiber has had a nice clay court season.
 David Goffin (BEL) vs. Jack Sock(USA) H2H – Can Sock push Goffin off the baseline often enough to win this match?
[Q] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. [LL] Lucas Pouille (FRA) H2H – The extremely lucky loser?
 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) vs. [WC] Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) – RBA is a warrior on court.
Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) H2H – Mahut had some nice results on the dirt in 2015, but that seems like a long time ago.
Jérémy Chardy (FRA) vs. [Q] Damir Dzumhur (BIH) H2H
 Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [PR] Juan Monaco (ARG) H2H – An upset?
[Q] Stéphane Robert (FRA) vs. [Q] Aljaz Bedene (GBR) H2H – One of these two will pocket some nice ranking points going forward.